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Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • Nice, authentic view over the Gauja river and Gaujas nacionālais parks. Definitely worth visiting, many historic medieval sightseeing sights/castles. Best enjoyed in spring/summer. 
  • Very interesting insights into the history of Latvia. However is a very good guide (person, book,...) almost a requirement to make a profit from the visit.
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  • Were in a Blizzard during the winter and without excursions, mixed impressions. Raised in the tower at the top, the Lutheran Church, gardener's House, and the castle itself, where the historical Exposition. Upset that unfortunately, nothing from the Castle did not survive and that there is a new (But nevertheless, this historical site and deserves better in the warmer months, the territory of the Museum is large and interesting.
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